|Official portrait of Sophia Albina as of 3 August 2020|
21 December 2020
|Predecessor||Dame Eryn Lewis |
Albina served as Acting Prime Minister from 4 December 2020 onwards
16 November 2020 - 21 December 2020
|Prime Minister||Eryn Lewis|
|Predecessor||Bradley van Dullahan |
Until 15 October 2020
27 June 2019 - 29 July 2020
|Monarch||HIM Emperor Jonathan I|
2 April 2016 - Late 2017
|Born||27 October 2000|
|Citizenship||Nordalian, New Virginian, American|
|Political party||Free Democratic Party (New Virginia)|
|Relations||James Braidwood (father) |
Citizen-Premier Sophia Albina is the founder of the Republic of Nordale and its first and incumbent Premier. Albina is also the second Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of New Virginia. She has been involved in the MicroWiki community from September 2015 when she crowned herself Queen of Roseland, and since then has held citizenships in several nations throughout the community.
Albina was born on 27 October 2000 as an American on the West Coast. She lived most of her early years in the region and attended high school in the Bay Area until leaving to enter into the workforce.
Entrance into micronationalism and the Republic of Roseland
Albina's first involvement in micronationalism started on 20 September 2015, with the secession of the Kingdom of Roseland from the United States of America. During her term as Premier, Albina oversaw the drafting of the Roselandic Constitution as well as the first official meeting of a legislature in the nation's history. Premier Albina would later declare a state of emergency and the suspension of the Constitution Act while grappling with the loss of Roseland's capital. The Republic of Roseland lasted throughout much of her youth, until in 2016 when Albina decided to take a hiatus from micronationalism altogether, leaving the community as a whole and disappearing for a time.
In her brief stint as a citizen of Mercia, Albina also formed the Green-Socialist Party of Mercia along with Comrade General Secretary Baron Newton von Uberquie and was Chairman of the party until her departure from the nation.
Return to micronationalism
Sophia Albina returned from a long hiatus from micronationalism on 17 June 2019, when she reached out to His Imperial Majesty Jonathan I in regards to annexing land for Austenasia. Ten days later, Campo Del Sol seceded from the US and became a territory of Austenasia, administered by Albina in her role as Governor until 29 July 2020, when Albina relinquished her position as governor and her citizenship in Austenasia. The position of Governor of Campo Del Sol was passed to James Braidwood, Albina's father, who resides at the Austenasia-Nordale border near both Campo Del Sol and Citrus Grove, the Republic of Nordale's de jure capital.
The Republic of Nordale
While claiming land for Austenasia and slowly re-entering the micronational community in general, Albina also once again embarked on the journey of forging a micronation. The Republic of Nordale was conceived of sometime in June of 2019, but the exact date was lost due to later strife within the nation that would result in a long period of inactivity before the nation's Constitution was suspended on 27 April 2020. During this period, Albina worked on and off on reinvigorating the nation, while also undergoing several life-changing events.
On 16 June 2020, Albina called for a convening of the Directorate again for the first time in several months and the Reinstatement of the Constitution Act of 2020 was unanimously passed. Once this was passed, despite losing many Citizens and much of the past archived documents from the early days of the Republic, Nordale began to see regular activity once more and the government was slowly rebuilt and began to pass legislation. Albina herself has made several Declarations as Premier from this date to the present, signaling an end to the long slumber of Nordale's activity.
The Citizen-Premier Albina graduated from high school with a GED and was formally educated as an Emergency Medical Technician, the occupation which she holds today. Albina resides in the Province of Citrus Grove of Nordale along with her father. She enjoys miniature painting, history, and tabletop wargaming. Albina is currently pursuing conversion to Catholicism.
Titles, styles, and honors
Titles and styles
- 27 October 2000 - 24 July 2015: Sophia Albina
- 24 July 2015 - 20 October 2015: President Sophia Albina of the Republic of Roseland
- 20 October 2015 - 18 February 2016: Her Royal Majesty, Sophia I, Queen of Roseland
- 18 February 2016 - 2 April 2016: Premier Sophia Albina of the Republic of Roseland
- 2 April 2016 - 27 June 2019: Sophia Albina
- 27 June 2019 - 29 July 2020: Lady Sophia Albina, Countess of Nova Albion
- 29 July 2020 - present: Citizen-Premier Sophia Albina, Premier of the Republic of Nordale, Head of the Directorate and Leader of the Nordalian People
New Virginian honours
- Dame Commander of the Noble and Illustrious Order of Saint Marinus
Foreign noble titles
- Countess of Nova Albion
- Commonwealth of Havnesgade-Amager Princess of the Amatines, Duchess of the Bregne, Head of the Patrician House of Albina
- Misberian Confederacy Duchess of Hampshire
- Sandus: Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Throne of Sandus (COTS)
- Abeldane Empire: Dame Grand Commander of the Order of St. Bartholomew (DSB)
- Misberian Confederacy Order of Tolba, First Class
Her Highness Sophia Albina, Princess of the Amanites, Duchess of the Bregne, Head of the Patrician House of Albina, Countess of Nova Albion, Duchess of Hampsshire, Commander of the Order of the Most Honourable Order of the Throne of Sandus, Dame Commander of the Noble and Illustrious Order of Saint Marinus, Dame Grand Commander of the Order of Saint Bartholomew, Order of Tolba, First Class